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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Jul 29, 2012 4:47am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Is this a Valid Notice?

So it must have been "My Living Doll" then - the only other show Jack Chertok made at Desilu in 1964. Surprised that it has the exact same credit format.

Anyway, the same goes as for Martian.

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Poster: billymays55 Date: Jul 29, 2012 7:42am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Is this a Valid Notice?

bingo! that is what it is :)

I respect your vast knowledge and opinion on copyright, but I don't understand how you think this is a valid notice? It does not have a claimant just a copyright and a year. Also as you had mentioned there is two different names above and below the copyright statement.

I didn't know My Favorite Martian had the exact same card/format in the ending credits.

Very interesting

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Jul 29, 2012 1:55pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Is this a Valid Notice?

Because there is no barrier (other than an empty line space) the claimant could and would argue that this card is a single statement containing "A Production of Jack Chertok Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved - © Copyright. MCMLXIV Filmed at Desilu." Therefore a claimant (the producer) The copyright symbol and word, the year of claim and a clear statement that Desilu is the location of filming and not a claimant.

If the card read

"Jack Chertock Television, Inc.

All Rights Reserved - © Copyright. MCMLXIV

Desilu"

(ie without the additional information) there would be room for "confusion" about who the claimant is.

Non-standard notices are still valid even though they look wrong. There are 100s of MGM films that contain the non-standard, but still valid, copyright notice format:
"Controlled by Leow's Inc.
Copyright in the USA MCMXL
All Rights Reserved."


This post was modified by Video-Cellar on 2012-07-29 20:55:25